About Us

A little Bit About Us

Midlothian high school theatre Program

  • View live professional performances
  • Performance experience in various theatrical styles:
    • Musical Theatre
    • Children’s Theatre
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Improvisational theatre
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Basics
  • Competitions including:
    • UIL One Act Play
    • UIL Short Film
    • UIL Theatrical Design
    • Dallas Summer Musical Theatre Competition
  • Membership in the International Thespian Society
  • Texas State Thespian Conference and Competition
  • Community Service Events


UIL One Act Play

  • These Shining Lives – District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Finalists
  • Ville Du Havre – District Champions, Area Finalists
  • Last Lifeboat – District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Finalists
  • Girl in the White Pinafore, 2020 – District Champions, Covid
  • Girl in the White Pinafore 2021 – District Champions, Alternate to Region
  • The Demons of Fleet Street 2022 – Alternate to Bi-District

UIL OAP Individual Awards

  • All Star Cast – Ella Garner 2021, Halee Blanton 2021
  • Honorable Mention All Star Cast – Haden Moorhead 2021, Brock Thompson 2021, Leilani Williams 2021, Kyle Tucker 2022
  • All Star Tech Paige Parker 2021, Josh Wyman 2021, 
  • Outstanding Tech Crew – Mae Jones 2022

Texas Thespians Competition Convention and competition of 8,000 theatre student from across Texas. Students attend classes, productions, and compete for scholarships.

Texas Thespian IE Awards

  • College Scholarships (awarded by Texas Thespian)
    • Mckenna Woodland
    • Eli Lackey
    • Christian Garner
    • Carson Almand
    • Luke Craddock


  • Vocal Finalists (advancing to nationals)
    • Ashlee Blanton
    • Leilani Williams


  • Duet Finalists (advancing to nationals)
    • Jake Hemmle
    • Caitlin Hullet
    • Cooper Kids/Halee Blanton


  • Acting Champions (advancing to nationals)
    • Luke Craddock
    • Eli Lackey
    • Carson Almand

Fall Children’s Show – Each year MHS Theatre extends our love of Fine Arts to MISD elementary campuses. Students are bussed for four mornings in groups of 800 to see our children’s show. MHS theatre students meet, greet, and sign autographs in costume for their new fans.

Musicals MHS musicals attract over 3,000 people each year. We include MHS orchestra, Pantherettes, Choir and MISD elementary students to create a community celebration.

Broadway Dallas High School Musical Nominations

  • Best Costume Design – The Little Mermaid 2022
  • Best Technical Crew and Execution – The Little Mermaid 2022

UIL Prose and Poetry

  • District Champ Prose 2022 – Leilani Williams
  • District Champ 2022 – Jaylon Richburg
  • 5 Regional Qualifiers 2022 – Leilani Williams, Ella Garner, Haden Moorhead, Jaylon Richburg, Fallon Fontenot

UIL Short Film

Theatre Leadership

Chastity Kennedy

Theatre Director

Mrs. Kennedy has been involved in educational and professional theatre for over twenty years. She has been an actor, director, stage manager, costume manager, choreographer, published author, and contest judge. She has directed at both the middle school and high school levels. Mrs. Kennedy has directed over 40 productions for educational theatres. Her shows have made UIL OAP district, bi-district, area and regional appearances. Her students have made multiple state appearances on the UIL and Texas Forensics Association’s circuit, garnering multiple state championships. Many of Mrs. Kennedy’s former students are working professionally in theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Austin as well as being successful theatre teachers at the secondary level of educational theatre. She is thrilled to serve, inspire and educate the students of Midlothian High School.

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